Tom Justice, a contender for the Olympic cycling trials, became a bank robber and used his cycling skills to escape after the robberies. However, during his crime spree, his own bike was stolen. He also developed a drug addiction and started a master’s degree.
In 2006, $8 million were stolen from the Banco Rio branch in Acassuso, Argentina. During the robbery, the robbers ordered pizza for the hostages, sang happy birthday to a female lawyer, and then left a note that said they stole ‘money, not love’ before escaping on a boat.
Despite having a PHD in statistics, Carl Gugasian, the most prolific bank robber in American history AKA the Friday Bank Robber, chose a life of crime because he feared that he would never find a job due to spending 2 years in prison as a teenager for robbing a candy store.
André Stander, a South African police officer, robbed almost 30 banks. Sometimes he’d carry out a crime during his lunch break and then return to the scene as an investigating officer. He was caught but escaped, formed a gang and robbed more banks. He was eventually killed in Florida.
Pretty Boy Floyd, a bank robber in the 1920’s, would destroy mortgage documents during robberies, which freed many citizens of their debts.